Weekend Moments - my chilliest birthday yet

So I turned 30 this weekend. It feels right, I guess.
It was a beautiful weekend, cold & sunny... in fact, it was very, very cold. We went snowshoeing and my hair and eyelashes froze!

My parents were up for the weekend, and they were total troopers with the cold. 
They bundled up and faced the bitter winds with open minds. 
We went snowshoeing one day and cross-country skiing the other, and they loved it.

It felt nice to share this northern reality we're living with family. 
It somehow validated the whole thing.

I brought my parents to the ocean to show them what a frozen ocean looks like. 
You can almost see the waves frozen in time.

Yes, it was a beautiful weekend to turn 30. 
Full of magical sunsets, full moons, and wishes for the years to come.

I hope you had a beautiful weekend too.


  1. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful and adventurous birthday you had!

    And seriously- that frozen ocean is freaky but really cool.

  2. Wow - and Happy Birthday! I bet it was nice to have family there. Wishing you a great year!

  3. Happy birthday Vanessa :) It looks like it was a magical birthday. And I got to see what a frozen ocean looks like too :)

  4. Happy Birthday and best wishes for many, many more!

    P.S. I didn't even know the ocean could freeze let alone look so spectacular!

  5. Happy birthday vanessa! All the best in 2012.

  6. Happy belated birthday! So glad you were able to spend it with your family - I'm feeling warm and fuzzy from these pictures, which is funny considering how frigid they look!

  7. Hey Vanessa, a belated happy birthday. Not much snow around these parts - but that makes your pix all the more appreciated.

  8. stunning photos. the frozen ocean in just beautiful. and happy birthday!

  9. Mark, Buster and HarrisJanuary 10, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Happy Birthday!

  10. That looks frigidly awesome. Happy Birthday!!!

  11. Happy Birthday V!
    Those pictures of the frozen (FROZEN!!! whoooaaa!!!) ocean are breathtaking!


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